International corporate events organiser Clarion Events whose industry shows include ICE Totally Gaming, iGaming Business, EiG, Juegos Miami and the iGaming Super Show has been crowned the ‘Most Respected Company of the Year’ at the 2017 Association of Exhibition Organisers’ Excellence Awards.
The award is noted as the ‘blue riband prize’ for the UK events industry. Clarion management were presented with the title in front of 1,000 guests at London’s Park Lane Grosvenor House Hotel.
Exhibitor judges noted the growth and work of Clarion for the betting/gaming industry’s yearly ICE exhibition, which has grown in attendance for six consecutive years. ICE is the most international event in the gaming space, with 66% of the attendance travelling from 151 sovereign states, excluding host nation, the United Kingdom.
Commenting on the recognition Lisa Hannant, Group Managing Director at Clarion Events, said: “We are obviously delighted to win this award, which is a recognition of the skill set and philosophy which defines the entire Clarion family of 950 employees responsible for the 180 events we organise, across a number of key industries in 50 countries worldwide. Clarion occupies a unique position in gaming, where we provide a full range of services including exhibitions, conferences, technical training, research and digital information.”
“One of the flagship brands in our business is ICE Totally Gaming, which continues to meet the global business needs of the gaming industry and in 2017 attracted over 30,000 visitors from 151 sovereign states. The qualities enshrined within brands such as ICE are the reasons why Clarion has been recognised in this way.”